FAA Labor and Management Tell Congress Not to Privatize the Air Traffic Control System

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), along with six other unions and associations representing thousands of employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), united to send a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders opposing any efforts to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system. In addition to PASS, the letter was signed by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), FAA Managers Association (FAAMA), National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), and Professional Association of Aeronautical Center Employees (PAACE).

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PASS Statement on Inclusion of ATC Privatization in Trump's Budget

Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget that includes language supporting privatization of the air traffic control system:

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PASS Encouraged by Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee Letter Opposing ATC Privatization

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration, including Technical Operations employees in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), applauded a February 28 letter from Senate Appropriations Committee leaders that rejected plans for privatizing the U.S. air traffic control system. The letter was sent by Appropriations Committee Chair Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Appropriations Committee Vice Chair Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Transportation Subcommittee Chair Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Transportation Subcommittee Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chair John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).

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PASS Celebrates 40 Years

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) including systems specialists and aviation safety inspectors, commemorates its 40th anniversary. The union was founded in Chicago on February 17, 1977, by a group of 50 FAA technicians who gathered to strategize about improving working conditions. PASS currently represents employees in five different bargaining units and continues to grow and expand its presence in the workplace.

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